California Court of Appeal - August 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Williams v The Pep Boys

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
Reversed in part and remanded. Plaintiffs, the surviving children of decedent J.D. Williams who died of mesothelioma allegedly caused by exposure to...
08/23/2018 A146060

Citizens Coalition Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles (Target Corp.)

California Court of Appeal
Property Law & Real Estate, Government Law, Environmental Law
Affirmed the denial of mandamus relief to a citizens groups challenging a Los Angeles zoning-related ordinance. The ordinance amended the city's...
08/23/2018 B283480

San Franciscans for Livable Neighborhoods v. City and County of San Francisco

California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Affirmed the denial of mandamus relief to a neighborhood association that challenged the City and County of San Francisco's approved revisions of the...
08/22/2018 A141138

In re Marriage of Macilwaine

California Court of Appeal
Juvenile Law, Family Law
Held that in determining the amount of a father's child support obligation, his income included stock options. The father argued that stock options...
08/22/2018 A147847

Scott v. McDonald

California Court of Appeal
Probate, Trusts & Estates, Administrative Law
Affirmed as modified. Defendant, the beneficiary of a special needs trust, sued the plaintiff, the trustee, for mismanagement of the trust. The...
08/22/2018 E062672

Conservatorship of Presha

California Court of Appeal
Probate, Trusts & Estates, Elder Law
Affirmed an award of fees by the trial court. The petitioner, Christine Davidson, was the court-appointed conservator for Lorraine Presha, who died in...
08/22/2018 E066177

GameStop, Inc. v. Superior Court

California Court of Appeal
Corporation & Enterprise Law, Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law
Petition for writ of mandate denied in a case where The People of California filed suit to enjoin the plaintiff from noncompliance with the Unfair...
08/22/2018 E068701

Maplebear, Inc. v. Busick

California Court of Appeal
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
Held that an arbitrator's ruling regarding certification of an arbitration class was not immediately reviewable by the superior court. In an...
08/21/2018 A151677

People v. Jones

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a defendant was entitled to a new trial because she did not knowingly and voluntarily waive her right to a jury trial. The defendant, who...
08/21/2018 B279694

People v. Ho

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and reckless driving with great bodily injury. The defendant argued that the...
08/21/2018 A150807